A photo exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas is powerful enough to transport viewers into a time warp, even though many of the photos have been seen before.
The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press consists of more than 70 photos spanning 150 years. The photos, without relying on the written word, provide revealing glimpses into the lives of the most powerful men in the free world.
The exhibit begins with Abraham Lincoln, who gave an AP photographer unprecedented access to the White House and became one of the most photographed early presidents. Black-and-white photos of Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and other presidents slowly segue into more modern, color photos. And yet a common thread uns through the exhibit –– the presidents are depicted in extremely human and sometimes vulnerable terms.